Protect yourself from ticks
What is a vector?
A vector is any animal or insect that can accidentally make a human being or another animal sick. Many vectors are insects that feed on blood. When they bite an infected animal, the vector ingests microorganisms found in the sick animal’s blood that cause illness. When the vector bites a healthy animal or human, it transmits the pathogens now making them sick.
Mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and some wildlife are considered vectors. Mosquitoes can transmit diseases like Zika, malaria, yellow fever, dengue, and West Nile virus. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Some wildlife like bats, raccoons, coyotes, and opossums can transmit rabies through a bite. Rodents (rats and mice) are also a vector and can spread diseases through their feces and urine. Rodents and wildlife can also carry ectoparasites like mites, and fleas which can make you sick and uncomfortable with their bites.
Our mission is to keep mosquito populations low to protect you from getting sick, monitor for these diseases, and keep your community healthy.
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Request free mosquitofish
Request free mosquitofish to place in ornamental ponds, unmaintained pools, fountains, and other artificial bodies of water.
Report stagnant water and neglected pools to reduce mosquito issues
Report neglected pools, abandoned jacuzzies, overwatered lawns, water waste, and other stagnant water sources.
Report a dead bird
Information on how to report a dead bird. We pick up certain dead birds for West Nile virus testing.
Request a rodent inspection
We will inspect the outside of your home for possible entry points, rodent attractants, and provide guidance and advice on repairs and how to keep rodents out.
Request a wildlife inspection
We inspect the outside of your home for possible entry points, wildlife attractants, and provide guidance and advice on repairs and how to keep wildlife out.
Edgar manages all CEPA’s functions and ensures efficiency for all CEPA’s departments.
Dr. Nayer Zahiri
Nayer oversees our surveillance and operations programs, budget allocation, and resource recruitment.
Dr. Babak Ebrahimi
Babak manages field operations and ensures we implement Integrated Pest Management strategies.